Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund

Lotterywest IdeaStarter supports existing innovation incubation and acceleration programs or services, for the testing and validation of ‘early stage’ innovative ideas as part of Spacecubed’s Innovative Society Fund, supported by Lotterywest.

Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund

Lotterywest IdeaStarter supports existing innovation incubation and acceleration programs or services, for the testing and validation of ‘early stage’ innovative ideas as part of Spacecubed’s Innovative Society Fund, supported by Lotterywest.

Lotterywest IdeaStarter is part of Spacecubed’s Innovative Society Fund, supported by Lotterywest, which exists to build a stronger culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Western Australia.

Lotterywest IdeaStarter funding is for not-for-profit organisations delivering existing innovation incubation and acceleration programs or services. These funds can be used to test an ‘early stage’ innovative idea, validate that the idea has an opportunity and to progress it towards further investment or support.

The early stage small grants of up to $15,000 for each idea will enable more Western Australians to be equipped with ‘mind-sets, skill-sets’ and tool-sets’ to develop innovative solutions and opportunities, accelerate the number of people inspired to innovate within the State, and support ideas to be developed that can positively contribute to Western Australia being a smart, innovative society.

For more information about the program, check out the other tabs for Fund Guidelines, FAQs and how to apply.

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The Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines set out who can apply to the Fund, eligible funding uses, assessment criteria and other important information for those applying to the Fund. You should read the Guidelines in full before applying to the Fund.

Please enter your details below and you’ll be redirected to the Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines.

All applicants should discuss their application and questions with Spacecubed before applying.

These FAQs briefly address likely key questions. More detailed information is provided in the Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines.

Applicants should discuss their application or questions with Spacecubed before applying.

We are not-for-profit, can we apply for Lotterywest IdeaStarter?

Lotterywest IdeaStarter is open to Western Australian incorporated associations, companies limited by guarantee, co-operatives, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisations, or registered community services, governed and operated by a Western Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community. 

Lotterywest IdeaStarter is open to Western Australian incorporated associations, companies limited by guarantee, co-operatives, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisations, or registered community services, governed and operated by a Western Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community. 

Can we re-apply?

You can re-apply to Lotterywest IdeaStarter for further funding for a new intake or cohort of your incubation or acceleration program or services, if you have acquitted your prior grant or confirm when you re-apply that you have complied with the Grant Conditions for your prior grant. If you have been unsuccessful in applying before, you can re-apply if you have addressed feedback on your unsuccessful application.

You can re-apply to Lotterywest IdeaStarter for further funding for a new intake or cohort of your incubation or acceleration program or services, if you have acquitted your prior grant or confirm when you re-apply that you have complied with the Grant Conditions for your prior grant. If you have been unsuccessful in applying before, you can re-apply if you have addressed feedback on your unsuccessful application.

How do we acquit our Lotterywest IdeaStarter grant?

An acquittal form will be provided to you at the time you are advised you have been successful in your application. This form requires you to demonstrate how you have used the funds in the way you applied for, including an expenditure report, and detail your outcomes and learnings.

An acquittal form will be provided to you at the time you are advised you have been successful in your application. This form requires you to demonstrate how you have used the funds in the way you applied for, including an expenditure report, and detail your outcomes and learnings.

What are “innovation incubation or acceleration programs or services”?

These are focussed and co-ordinated activities that teach innovation and entrepreneurship skills and knowledge, including elements such as opportunity identification and evaluation, ideation or concept generation, and development of the different elements of an innovative idea, whether in a cohort-based program or another dedicated process in which an idea is developed in this way.

These are focussed and co-ordinated activities that teach innovation and entrepreneurship skills and knowledge, including elements such as opportunity identification and evaluation, ideation or concept generation, and development of the different elements of an innovative idea, whether in a cohort-based program or another dedicated process in which an idea is developed in this way.

We don’t currently run an incubator or accelerator, but would like to, can we apply?

Lotterywest IdeaStarter is for existing (and currently running) incubators or accelerators, but if you wish to start one (or re-start one that has been run previously), you can apply to Catalyst.

Lotterywest IdeaStarter is for existing (and currently running) incubators or accelerators, but if you wish to start one (or re-start one that has been run previously), you can apply to Catalyst.

Who are “related parties”?

A “related party” is a person, entity or organisation that has any type of family relationship with a participant or organisation, or has inter-related ownership or control with them, such as common owners or shareholders, or common directors who are able to control both of the entities.

A “related party” is a person, entity or organisation that has any type of family relationship with a participant or organisation, or has inter-related ownership or control with them, such as common owners or shareholders, or common directors who are able to control both of the entities.

We would like to promote that our incubator or accelerator has funding, can we do this?

Yes, you can promote that you have received funding from Lotterywest IdeaStarter. However, it will be important to apply with sufficient time to allow for the consideration and assessment of your application and the funding administration process, before you start your promotion.

Yes, you can promote that you have received funding from Lotterywest IdeaStarter. However, it will be important to apply with sufficient time to allow for the consideration and assessment of your application and the funding administration process, before you start your promotion.

To get started on the Lotterywest IdeaStarter application process, download and review the Fund Guidelines and book a time with our Fund & Governance Manager to discuss, and give your application the best chance of success!

To prepare prior to your meeting, you can download the Application Form Questions here.

Lotterywest IdeaStarter is part of Spacecubed’s Innovative Society Fund, supported by Lotterywest, which exists to build a stronger culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Western Australia.

Lotterywest IdeaStarter funding is for not-for-profit organisations delivering existing innovation incubation and acceleration programs or services. These funds can be used to test an ‘early stage’ innovative idea, validate that the idea has an opportunity and to progress it towards further investment or support.

The early stage small grants of up to $15,000 for each idea will enable more Western Australians to be equipped with ‘mind-sets, skill-sets’ and tool-sets’ to develop innovative solutions and opportunities, accelerate the number of people inspired to innovate within the State, and support ideas to be developed that can positively contribute to Western Australia being a smart, innovative society.

For more information about the program, check out the other tabs for Fund Guidelines, FAQs and how to apply.

Other Innovative Society Initiatives...

Previous
Next

The Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines set out who can apply to the Fund, eligible funding uses, assessment criteria and other important information for those applying to the Fund. You should read the Guidelines in full before applying to the Fund.

Please enter your details below and you’ll be redirected to the Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines.

All applicants should discuss their application and questions with Spacecubed before applying.

These FAQs briefly address likely key questions. More detailed information is provided in the Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines.

Applicants should discuss their application or questions with Spacecubed before applying.

We are not-for-profit, can we apply for Lotterywest IdeaStarter?

Lotterywest IdeaStarter is open to Western Australian incorporated associations, companies limited by guarantee, co-operatives, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisations, or registered community services, governed and operated by a Western Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community. 

Can we re-apply?

You can re-apply to Lotterywest IdeaStarter for further funding for a new intake or cohort of your incubation or acceleration program or services, if you have acquitted your prior grant or confirm when you re-apply that you have complied with the Grant Conditions for your prior grant. If you have been unsuccessful in applying before, you can re-apply if you have addressed feedback on your unsuccessful application.

How do we acquit our Lotterywest IdeaStarter grant?

An acquittal form will be provided to you at the time you are advised you have been successful in your application. This form requires you to demonstrate how you have used the funds in the way you applied for, including an expenditure report, and detail your outcomes and learnings.

What are “innovation incubation or acceleration programs or services”?

These are focussed and co-ordinated activities that teach innovation and entrepreneurship skills and knowledge, including elements such as opportunity identification and evaluation, ideation or concept generation, and development of the different elements of an innovative idea, whether in a cohort-based program or another dedicated process in which an idea is developed in this way.

We don’t currently run an incubator or accelerator, but would like to, can we apply?

Lotterywest IdeaStarter is for existing (and currently running) incubators or accelerators, but if you wish to start one (or re-start one that has been run previously), you can apply to Catalyst.

Who are “related parties”?

A “related party” is a person, entity or organisation that has any type of family relationship with a participant or organisation, or has inter-related ownership or control with them, such as common owners or shareholders, or common directors who are able to control both of the entities.

We would like to promote that our incubator or accelerator has funding, can we do this?

Yes, you can promote that you have received funding from Lotterywest IdeaStarter. However, it will be important to apply with sufficient time to allow for the consideration and assessment of your application and the funding administration process, before you start your promotion.

To get started on the Lotterywest IdeaStarter application process, download and review the Fund Guidelines and book a time with our Fund & Governance Manager to discuss, and give your application the best chance of success!

To prepare prior to your meeting, you can download the Application Form Questions here.